Action started for Remsen St. Mary’s in the morning with Remsen St. Mary’s softball losing in the consolation game by a final score of 4-0 against six-seed Clarksville.
The offense for Clarksville started off right away in the bottom of the first inning. The Indians took advantage of a couple of Hawk errors to score two runs in the bottom of the inning. Clarksville utilized their momentum to plate another run in the third inning and capped it off with one more in the sixth inning. At the same time, Remsen St. Mary’s was struggling to hit Clarksville pitcher Sierra Vance. The Hawks could only come up with four hits and five total base runners in the 4-0 loss. Coach Monte Harpenau attributes the way his team performed offensively to the way Vance was attacking his hitters.
With the loss in the consolation game, the Hawks finish out the year with a 21-6 record and their season ends in the state tournament for the first time since 2013. The Hawks graduate five seniors: Ana Conover, Brittany Johnson, Sydney Schroeder, Tori Galles, and Carly Ortmann. Coach Harpenau says that he will miss this group’s ability to lead a team that had a lot of freshmen.
While it is sad to let go of a senior class, as Coach Harpenau mentioned, they will have no seniors on next year’s squad. The Hawks were young this year, and Coach Harpenau says that the experience gained this week in Fort Dodge will be invaluable going forward.
With the win, Clarksville ended their year with a 24-5 record.
Tuesday State Softball Scores:
#5 Sigourney 4 #8 North Butler 0
#8 Pella Christian 5 #5 North Union 3
#7 Iowa City Regina 2 #6 Underwood 1
#8 Clarke 4 #5 Anamosa 2
#2 Mount Vernon 7 #7 Estherville Lincoln Central 0
#3 Williamsburg 10 #6 West Liberty 0
#1 Winterset 7 #8 Oskaloosa 4
#5 Boone 5 #4 Carlisle 0
#2 Western Dubuque 5 #7 North Polk
#3 ADM 1 #6 Clear Creek-Amana 0
#2 Pleasant Valley 11 #7 Southeast Polk 10
#6 Ankeny Centennial 2 #3 Iowa City High 0
#1 Fort Dodge 7 #8 Bettendorf 0
#4 Waukee 9 #5 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 8